Originally Posted by Capek
On the subject of dubs vs subs, I find it hilarious that while it seems a good number of people here prefer dubs, they would all most likely react with disgust to some noobie starting a thread asking why most of the HDM don't fill his screen.
I've always wondered the same in terms of EVERYONE wanting discrete 5.1 remasters of movies that were originally 1 channel, 2 channel or matrix surround. We are a wacky bunch, us movie fans!
I prefer dub, but only if it's good, though the original Japanese is almost always better. This is because I love to watch
animation, and reading subtitles severely hinders the visual experience. Akira, for example, is so visually complex, it's just breathtaking to see. And the SE DVD's subs are very long and go by at lightning speed... I find them impossible to read... and you can forget digesting the backgrounds at the same time!
I have a subbed 1080i cap of GitS: Innocence, and it's absolutely beautiful. The subs are readable (as opposed to Akira), but I still long for a dub so I can just sit back and look
! (BTW, this cap is wonderful, and I have a hard time believing the BD has the problems as quoted from Josh Z.)
Anyway, for me, it comes down to being engrossed in the art of the animation, and a good dub will let me do that.